Dr. Roger Chan Adds the Minimally Invasive LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment To Treatment Services

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Patients in the Burnaby area can now have their gum disease treated using a laser method that is easier on patients.

The LANAP protocol is minimally invasive, with very little bleeding or discomfort to patients but is just as effective as traditional cut and sew methods.

Dr. Roger Chan of Central Park Dental Clinic is pleased to offer the LANAP® protocol as a minimally invasive gum disease treatment option for patients. Dr. Chan is among a growing number of dental professionals electing to provide less painful laser dental treatment which still has excellent results.

"Gum disease is an insidious disease because there aren't a lot of symptoms initially, but it can and will lead to tooth loss if it gets severe," said Dr. Chan. "Part of the reason gum disease treatment rates are lower than they should be is fear of surgery. The LANAP protocol is minimally invasive, with very little bleeding or discomfort to patients but is just as effective as traditional cut and sew methods."

Gum disease is a chronic bacterial infection that rarely has any symptoms in its early stages. Despite the lack of symptoms or pain, the disease can still cause serious damage to your mouth, leading to loss of teeth, which has been tied to decreased lifespan. Additionally, several other serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes have suggested links to gum disease.

LANAP gum disease treatment targets the source of gum disease, without harming or removing any healthy gum tissue, decreases pocket depth, and allows the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. Patients report less pain and less post-op sensitivity and a quicker recovery when compared to traditional osseous surgery.

Dr. Chan has completed rigorous training through the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry to become licensed to perform the LANAP protocol. The intensive training includes in-depth laser physics and treatment of live patients.

For information on the LANAP treatment, call Central Park Dental Clinic at (604) 438-5261 for an appointment.

About Dr. Chan
Dr. Roger Chan graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2002, and his focus in dentistry is to provide gentle dental care to restore function and beautiful smiles. He understands each individual has different dental needs and desires and he aims to provide treatments that satisfy each individual. He gets tremendous satisfaction in relieving pain for patients, turning a frown into a smile and receiving a "thank you" after treatment.

Dr. Chan's background includes practicing as an owner in Abbotsford for seven years, from 2004 to 2011. He is a firm believer in life-long learning and an active participant of continuing education programs. While he is a general dental practitioner, he has a strong interest in surgery, and he completed an implant continuing education program at the Misch International Implant Institute, earning the distinction of "Fellow" from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a provider of Bioclear Composite System. Additionally, he is specially trained to provide moderate oral sedation to people who wish to be relaxed and comfortable at the dentist. Dr. Chan was born in Hong Kong and can communicate in Cantonese and Mandarin.

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